The terrible weather in England means I don't get many opportunities to look at the night sky, but I do take every chance I get when it is clear. Here are just a few of the wonderful things which can be seen up there.

The moon and planet pictures were obtained by simply holding a digital camera over the eyepiece of the telescope.

The visual views are much sharper. Nothing compares to walking down a street of summerhouses and seeing people sitting in their garden furniture admiring the stars. 

                       The aurora photo was a 16 sec exposure with a digital camera. Click on thumbnail to enlarge.

My Scope Moon and Venus Jupiter Aurora Saturn Comet Hale-Bopp Comet Hale-Bopp
Copernicus Gassendi Aristoteles Sunspots Theophilus Clavius The Moon


Link to Bristol Astronomical Society

Link to the International Dark-Sky Association's Website


This X-ray Solar status monitor downloads data periodically from the NOAA Space Environment Centre FTP server and can give advanced warning of solar flares. The icon is updated every ten minutes with the current status.

Solar X-ray activity

Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:




Click here to download a photo of the sun is it appears RIGHT NOW!   new.gif (219 bytes)

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